NATO convoys are now allowed back through Pakistan after America apologised to the country for killing 24 Pakistani soldiers with their aircraft last November.
Since then the land routes that NATO uses to get troops through to Afghanistan have been closed. In a statement U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a statement that she had offered "sincere condolences" for the deaths which spurred a major diplomatic rift between the two wary allies. Truck parks like this one have been in Karachi have been at a standstill and today truck drivers in were divided about the new deal, some happy and satisfied about the apology, this man saying "…we will get our jobs back. Now, our worries will be over and our problems will be solved"
The news has angered the Pakistani Taliban militant group who've swiftly issued threats to attack trucks carrying any military supplies. Waseem Ahmed says the government should protect them from attack and give them better security: "It is more dangerous than advantageous in reopening the supply routes. The main threat is the Taliban and other militant groups that carry out different types of attacks".
The move saves NATO a lot of cash and hassle because shipping supplies to Afghanistan costs two and a half times more than along Pakistan's roads. NATO is set to withdraw most of its 128000 soldiers by the end of 2014.